Sentence Examples


  • The last part she had decided only in the last few weeks, but so far she hadn't found the opportune time to tell either her father or Denton.
  • He was a famous story-teller; after I had acquired language he used to spell clumsily into my hand his cleverest anecdotes, and nothing pleased him more than to have me repeat them at an opportune moment.
  • Something always drew him toward those richer and more powerful than himself and he had rare skill in seizing the most opportune moment for making use of people.
  • When the aide-de-camp, having returned and choosing an opportune moment, ventured to draw the Emperor's attention to the devotion of the Poles to his person, the little man in the gray overcoat got up and, having summoned Berthier, began pacing up and down the bank with him, giving him instructions and occasionally glancing disapprovingly at the drowning uhlans who distracted his attention.
  • It would be difficult and even impossible to imagine any result more opportune than the actual outcome of this battle.

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